IT’S THE mostly unspoken truth that infuriates anti Hillary folks. That if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016 she’ll clear the field.
Fred Dicker, who knows the New York terrain better than anyone, gets the scoop that isn’t news, because no Democrat could compete against Hillary if she decides to run.
Gov. Cuomo has quietly told associates that he is resigned to the fact that he can’t run for president in 2016 if Hillary Rodham Clinton enters the race, as is widely expected, sources told The Post.
“The governor has told people in recent weeks that there’s not a chance for him to run if Hillary gets in the race because she’ll easily wrap up the Democratic nomination,” said a Cuomo administration insider with direct knowledge of the situation.
Dicker goes on to quote the poll last week that reveals why Cuomo might be making his statement, with his own poll numbers adding to his reasoning.
A University of New Hampshire poll late last week showed how hard it would be for any Democrat to challenge Clinton.
The poll found her the blowout favorite to win the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary in 2016, backed by 61 percent of Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden ran a distant second, with just 7 percent.